About Western International

Western International operates under the direction of the Vice-Provost (International).

Our mission is to direct and support the University's international strategy, while acting as a resource to faculties and departments across the Western community.

We are dedicated to:

  •  fostering international learning opportunities
  •  recruiting and supporting international students
  •  enhancing overall global activity and awareness

Our work is currently focused on the following key areas:

Internationalization at Western adheres to the Internationalization Statement of Principles for Canadian Educational Institutions, as outlined by the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE).

Western International also operates the Dr. David S.H. Chu International Student Centre in the International and Graduate Affairs Building.

Contact Information

Lise LaporteLise Laporte
Senior Director

519-661-2111 ext. 85469


International and Exchange Student Centre and General Office:

2nd floor, International and Graduate Affairs Building
Western University
N6A 3K7

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 89309
Email: international@uwo.ca

Note: Students visiting Western International are asked to scan their student card at the front desk. Similar to other centres on campus, this allows us to better track our services and adjust to serve you better.

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